My first photoshop texture!

I created my first photoshop texture! It has only been a couple of months or so that I actually started using a texture in photoshop here and there and experimented with them. Or even added digital bokeh to some of my pictures to enhance them. There are a lot of great people on the internet, who will share their wonderful textures with you. Some of them come with restricted usage, some do not. Please do the right thing and check before applying them to your photos.

wood, photoshop, textureBut talking about this picture here, which I took while David was doing a little herb planting on the weekend. A few days earlier I had taken a picture of a wooden joint I discovered during our shower project. I thought it looked kind of cool and might come in handy as a photoshop texture. So, here is what I did.  Among other things, I  increased the contrast in the wood picture to really bring out the fine lines. Then I added it to the herbs photo setting the layer mode to ‘soft light’ @ 27 % opacity only. It looked a bit too uniform to me, so I duplicated and turned the 2nd layer 90° so that I had a crisscross effect. And now, here it is, my very first self made photoshop texture added to my herb photo. I really like the grunge and canvas look of it. I am sure that I will find another photo soon to add the photoshop texture to again. What do you think?basil, rain, raindrops, texture, photoshop

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12 thoughts on “My first photoshop texture!”

    • Could be… I do love to understand the technical side of something . But I don’t always do, probably hardly ever, but when I create it comes from my heart, my vision. If it does not feel right, no techniques can make it right.

  1. Hello! I found you on the Build Your Blog etsy team & I’m glad I did 🙂 You have interesting content here, so I am now a follower!

    Wonderful texture! How long does it take you to create a texture normally?


    PS – I have JEWELRY GIVEAWAYS on my blog right now!

    • Hi Corrinne and welcome! I cannot really answer your question, because it totally depends. This texture is really a simple one, since it is a photo and it did not need a lot of tweaking. However, there are very talented people out there that make, and I mean really make, their textures. For example they paint it or create a structured (relief?) painting out of thick oil or acrylic colors first. And then take a photo of it, tweak it and us it as a texture. Really cool, but I cannot see myself do that 🙂 But if I see an interesting pattern somewhere, I capture it. You never know when it will come in handy.
      I’ll be sure to check out your blog, too.

    • Hi Kristy! Thank you and thanks for stopping by. I agree, Photoshop just never ceases to amaze me. Stop back soon, I am currently working on some more natural textures and will have them available for download (for free, of course). Claudia


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